Industrial workers are the backbone of Florida’s economy, helping to make the many products we rely on. However, they work around heavy machinery and hazardous environments, increasing their vulnerability to on-the-job injuries. Flaxman Law Group represents injured industrial workers who are looking to get their rightful benefits. If you’re an industrial worker or any kind of employee who’s been injured on the job, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Florida workers’ compensation attorney at our offices in Miami, Homestead, or Hollywood.
The Demands of Industrial Work
Industrial workers work at construction sites, manufacturing plants, warehouses, and factories, where they’re exposed to an array of potential hazards:
- Heavy machinery, which can lead to crushing injuries, amputations, and other serious injuries.
- Chemicals, which can lead to exposure, burns, and serious illnesses.
- High noise levels, which can contribute to hearing loss over time.
- Physically demanding tasks, which can lead to strains, sprains, and other injuries.
- Crowded work conditions which can lead to falls and other injuries.
Workers’ Compensation and Industrial Accidents and Injuries in Florida
Workers’ compensation in Florida is designed to provide benefits to employees who sustain on-the-job injuries or illnesses. Industrial workers are among the employees who are eligible for these benefits, in many cases, if they suffer a workplace injury or illness.
If you work in an industrial setting and are injured at work or are diagnosed with an occupational illness that may have been caused by your work conditions, it’s important to report the incident to a supervisor or employer immediately. Prompt reporting ensures that the incident is documented and the connection between the injury and work responsibilities is established. It’s also important to seek medical attention right away, both to get prompt treatment and start building a strong workers’ compensation claim.
Do I Need a Florida Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?
Filing a workers’ compensation claim can be complex and overwhelming for an injured industrial worker. If you’re in this situation, you may be worried about paying the bills, in pain, and dealing with medical treatment. Trying to talk to insurance companies and filling out forms can be an added difficulty.
In industrial work injuries, establishing a direct link between the injury and the job responsibilities can sometimes be challenging. For example, repetitive strain injuries are a common injury in this sector. However, this injury can take years to develop and an insurance company may argue your injury wasn’t caused by your work.
This is where a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer can help. An experienced attorney can assist in gathering evidence to build a strong case and can negotiate with insurers and take care of many of the details for you. Your workers’ compensation attorney uses their experience and knowledge to seek maximum compensation for your injury and also saves you time, so you can focus on your health. In cases where a workers’ compensation claim is denied, an attorney can also help you appeal the decision.
Flaxman Law Group has worked with injured industrial workers and injured workers across all industries in Florida. If you’re an industrial worker dealing with an on-the-job injury, reach out to Flaxman Law Group today by calling 866-352-9626. Our family legal firm can arrange a free consultation for you with a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer.